Re: grammatical issues


Gerald Levy
 

Everyone is assuming that Karim is using English as a second language,and maybe this is indeed the case. But isn't it also possible that he is composing his messages on a touchpad-style smart phone rather than a computer with a full-size keyboard and thus cannot easily edit them for grammatical accuracy, or is simply not taking the time or effort to do so? A few members on other lists to which I belong are most defintely American-born English speakers, yet their messages are often full of grammatical and spelling errors, especially when they end with the tag line, "sent from my IPhone".

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: judith bron
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 2:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: grammatical issues

This is a jaws list. There are blind people from all over the world subscribed to it. Not everyone speaks American English and even if they do a GED is not a requirement for membership to this list. JB

-----Original Message-----
From: douglas richard dexheimer [mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:55 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: grammatical issues

may i ask what language or dialect karim uses, or if she knows the correct spellings of english words? perhaps she could get a dictionary of english words, or take a course in grammar and spelling. her messages would be easier to understand if she learns the correct spelling of words, or someone could interpret for her. thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 11:38 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i have hard your advais from all of you i am very sory for bing a
bother but i will lisen to all of you thank you i have got the assar
from theose gev me the ansar thank have a good evning

from karim sidi good nite

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
did you reply to my message about plugins by mistake? you could have
just generated a new message if this is a different topic. my
current jaws license only made me eligible for jaws 13 or earlier.
also could you try to check your spelling when writing, to avoid confusion? thanks.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/28/2015 10:03 AM, karim sidi wrote:
hi i am ok can i ask for feiviar if sumwane has a link for jaws 17?
the one i have in my luptop is jwas 15 i am the one useing if any
one has can you send to me?

On 12/28/15, douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net> wrote:
i tried refreshing firefox and changing some about:config settings;
but while most of the sites using flash were resolved, i can't seem
to fix this particular one:
http://www.rezonline.org/
no matter what i change in the config settings, including disable
protected mode, this message about adobe flash crashing persists,
and no audio is heard. what config changes do i need to make this
site work again? also the webvisum plugin got disabled after
refreshing firefox and changing the xpinstall "required" settings
from true to false. is there a way to downgrade firefox to the
version before the current 43.0, so things work normally like
before december 16th? if firefox is soon to become unworkable, what browser is most accessible with nvda or jaws?
i can't seem to add new bookmarks in chrome, and the screen
keeps jumping to an empty window and nvda keeps saying "unknown, unknown..."
ie tends to freeze or become unresponsive, and some audio sites
that stream in chrome or ff don't stream in ie. thanks for your help.

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net

On 12/22/2015 9:14 PM, Mike B. wrote:
HiBill & Douglas,
Hopefully this article will possibly help with your queries.
*Hacking Firefox: The secrets of about:config*
**
*Ever since its debut, Firefox has garnered a reputation for being
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can change on your own and that aren't normally available through
the program's graphical interface. * *The closest analogy to how
Firefox manages its internal settings is the Windows Registry.
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string (text), integer (number) or Boolean (true/false) value.
However, Firefox doesn't keep its settings in the registry, but in
a file called prefs.js. You can edit prefs.js directly, but it's
often easier to change the settings through the browser window.*
*Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter, and you'll
see all the settings currently enumerated in prefs.js, listed in
alphabetical order. To narrow down the hundreds of configuration
preferences to just the few you need, type a search term into the
Filter: bar. (Click the Show All button or just clear the Filter:
bar to get the full list back again.)* *The about:config page.
clear.gif
The about:config page. (
Click for larger view.)*
*To edit a preference, double-click on the name and you'll be
prompted for the new value. If you double-click on an entry that
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versa; double-click again to revert to the original setting. Not
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and reopen Firefox after making a change.* *Editing a preference.
clear.gif
Editing a preference. (
Click for larger view.)*
*Note that not every setting in about:config exists by default.
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preference, right-click somewhere on the page and select New, then
select the type of item to create (String, Integer or Boolean) and
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*clear.gif*
*Here are a few caveats to keep in mind as you explore and tweak:
* *Not everyone will get the same benefits by enabling these
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connections per client, for instance, you won't see much benefit
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*Some hacks may have a limited shelf life. With each successive
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thing.*
*clear.gif*
*Hacking Firefox*
*The secrets of about:config*
*clear.gif
list of 6 items
• Before you begin
• Speed up page display
• Have tabbed browsing your way
• Make the user interface behave
• Hack network connections
• Stop memory hogging
list end
clear.gif *
*Keep a log of everything you change, or make backups. If you
tweak something now and notice bizarre activity in a week, you'll
want to be able to track back to what was altered and undo it.
Firefox does show which about:config changes have been set
manually, but this isn't always the most accurate way to find out
what you changed. * *To make a backup of your preferences in
Firefox, just make a copy of the file prefs.js, which is kept in
your Firefox profile folder. If you mess something up, you can
always copy this file back in. (Be sure to shut down Firefox
before making a copy of prefs.js or moving a copy back into the
profile
folder!)*
*In Windows XP, the profile folder is* *\Documents and
Settings\<username>\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>.default\* *In Windows
Vista, this folder is*
*\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profi
le
ID>.default\*
*Note that Application Data and AppData are hidden folders by
default, so they may not show up unless you force Explorer to show
hidden objects. (Open the Control Panel, double-click Folder
Options, select the View tab, select "Show hidden files and
folders" and click OK.)* *In Mac OS X, the profile folder is*
*<username>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile
ID>.default/*
*and in Linux it's*
*~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile ID>.default/* *but on those platforms
it's usually quicker simply to search for
prefs.js.*
*Alternatively, you can use the handy Firefox Extension Backup
Extension
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every other thing in Firefox -- extensions, themes, cookies, form
history and so on.*
**
*Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
*
Take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
*From:* douglas richard dexheimer <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
*To:* jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:10 PM
*Subject:* Re: problems with firefox plugins and sites using flash

i'm afraid if i refresh firefox i may lose the add-ons that allow
me to hear my favorite stations and other audio sites; this is the
last thing i want to do at this time of year, as i might miss my holiday stuff.
would i have to install each add-on one by one, including
webvisum, flash, vlc and other embedded players, etc.? or would
they all install automatically upon refreshing the browser?

Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>

On 12/22/2015 9:28 AM, Robert Logue wrote:
> Try refreshing Firefox. You may need to delete the config file
too.
>
> Help>troubleshooting information>Give Firefox a tune up
> Refresh Firefox…
>
> On 12/19/2015 10:39 AM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>> happy holidays all. recently i've been experiencing adobe flash
>> player crashes on certain streaming audio sites. it started last
>> wednesday; i've tried several different settings in
about:config to
>> see if this would fix the issue. sometimes it would, other
times it
>> wouldn't. this crash problem only applies to certain sites
that use
>> flash content, not all. also the webvisum plugin no longer
seems to
>> work; i don't hear any popping noises when loading a page in
firefox.
>> i'm not sure which about:configuration settings i need to
make all web
>> pages using flash behave properly, or how to reactivate the
webvisum
>> plugin. worse case scenario: if i have to uninstall and
reinstall
>> firefox (43.0.1) to restore default plugin settings, i
wouldn't know
>> where to find the download link or file for reinstalling it;
what
>> about saving all my bookmarks and passwords, so i won't have
to start
>> all over from scratch, or try to select "forgot
username/password"
on
>> pages where i don't remember those credentials? i know a
tech savvy
>> friend who lives here who could provide some feedback. thanks.
>>
>>
>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>> Chief of Braille Productions
>> Born-Again Productions
>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>> Chicago, IL 60625
>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:02:31 -0700
>> From: Bill White <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>>
>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> CC: douglas richard dexheimer <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode is a security feature for Firefox which is
>> implemented
>> by Adobe for Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or
above).
This
>> feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for
attackers to
>> access
>> your computer.
>>
>>
>>
>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in
>> Firefox, such
>> as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true
for
>> users on
>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>
>>
>>
>> You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Control plus l to open the Location bar, type
about:config and
>> press Enter.
>>
>>
>>
>> . The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning
page may
>> appear.
>> Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the
about:config page.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Search for
>>
>> dom.ipc.plugins.flash.disable-protected-mode
>>
>> in the list of preferences.
>>
>>
>>
>> 3. Press Enter on the preference to toggle its value from
false to true.
>>
>>
>>
>> 4. Press CONTROL plus W to close the about:config window.
>>
>>
>>
>> 5. Close Firefox, and re-launch Firefox for the new setting
to take
>> effect.
>>
>> Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw"
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> To: "The Jaws for Windows support list."
<jfw@lists.the-jdh.com <mailto:jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>>
>> Cc: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net
<mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: latest Firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>
>>
>>> where do i find the checkbox to enable or disable flash
protection?
>>>
>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>> Born-Again Productions
>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/2015 9:38 PM, Adrian Spratt via Jfw wrote:
>>>> Great sleuthing, astounding Adobe message.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf
Of Robert
>>>> Logue via Jfw
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 9:04 PM
>>>> To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
>>>> Cc: Robert Logue
>>>> Subject: Re: latest firefox version that supports adobe
flash player
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious about turning off Flash and why we should
disable it.
>>>> Didn't
>>>> know labels worked better in Youtube without it. Thing is do
we
>>>> disable
>>>> or set to ask to activate?
>>>>
>>>> I decided to look in to this. Found a checkbox for Flash
in Firefox
>>>> that wasn't labeled so I read more and found something we
should know
>>>> about. I'll paste it below without comment.
>>>>
>>>> Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox | Firefox Help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> (Redirected from
>>>> Enable Flash Protected Mode Settings on Firefox)
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode
>>>> is a security feature for Firefox which is implemented by
Adobe
for
>>>> Windows operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or above).
This feature is
>>>> enabled by
>>>> default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your
computer.
>>>>
>>>> Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance
problems in Firefox,
>>>> such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is
especially true for
>>>> users on
>>>> Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use
accessibility tools.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/21/2015 6:50 PM, Brad Martin via Jfw wrote:
>>>>> No, it's not a security issue. Like I said, if you had
said you were
>>>>> getting an error that Flash was disabled, that would have
been the
>>>>> problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have noticed that Firefox seems to crash a bit with
video embedded
>>>>> sites lately. Honestly, what I've found that helped me
was installing
>>>>> an add-on called Adblock. I installed it at the
recommendation of a
>>>>> friend, but when I did, almost all my crashing problems
stopped.
You
>>>>> can download it at www.getadblock.com
<http://www.getadblock.com> if you want it. It has fixed
>>>>> most of my issues.
>>>>>
>>>>> Brad
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9/20/2015 10:15 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>> I can still listen to the stations or videos in question on
my
>>>>>> iphone; sometimes when I get a crash message in FF (on my
win7
>>>>>> computer using nvda) I try the link in my ot her
browsers--sometimes
>>>>>> it works, other times not. other browsers may get
unresponsive, or
>>>>>> show the controls but no sound is heard from the
embedded player.
>>>>>> I'll get a message like "embedded object unavailable."
why would
>>>>>> flash's security diminish with later versions of
firefox--i.e., why
>>>>>> did those sites work in earlier ff versions on my older
windows xp
>>>>>> computer, but not in the current version on my new
windows 7 machine?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 9:28 PM, Brad Martin wrote:
>>>>>>> Sorry you didn't get my response from a few days ago.
Trying
>>>>>>> again...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What I wrote regarding Firefox 40.0.3 was:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> That should work. I thought you were going to say the
buttons
>>>>>>> weren't
>>>>>>> reading for you correctly, because that is often the
case with
>>>>>>> Firefox.
>>>>>>> Flash reads
>>>>>>> better with Internet Explorer. If you're getting a
message that
>>>>>>> Flash is
>>>>>>> disabled, it suggests that there is a security flaw in
Flash and
>>>>>>> Firefox
>>>>>>> is blocking
>>>>>>> access to it until Adobe releases a patched version of
Flash.
If
>>>>>>> it's
>>>>>>> crashing, that's a beast of another color.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Brad
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 9/20/2015 8:58 PM, douglas richard dexheimer via Jfw
wrote:
>>>>>>>> did anyone get this yet? I've gotten no response so far.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Douglas Richard Dexheimer
>>>>>>>> Chief of Braille Productions
>>>>>>>> Born-Again Productions
>>>>>>>> The Friedman Place, Apt.308
>>>>>>>> 5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
>>>>>>>> Chicago, IL 60625
>>>>>>>> cell phone 913-244-0612
>>>>>>>> drichardd@earthlink.net <mailto:drichardd@earthlink.net>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 9/15/2015 3:22 PM, douglas richard dexheimer wrote:
>>>>>>>>> using firefox 40.0.3; what is the latest version that
supports
>>>>>>>>> afp? on
>>>>>>>>> some websites that use flash content (youtube,
spotify, live365,
>>>>>>>>> video
>>>>>>>>> streaming sites with embedded objects or players,
etc.) I get a
>>>>>>>>> popup
>>>>>>>>> saying the adobe flash plug-in has crashed. the same
site may or
>>>>>>>>> may
>>>>>>>>> not work on other browsers such as IE, chrome or webbIE.
>>>>>>>>> uninstalling
>>>>>>>>> and reinstalling afp didn't improve things. thanks
for your
>>>>>>>>> feedback.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Brad Martin
>>>>>>> brad@formyfriends.org <mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
<mailto:brad@formyfriends.org>
>>>>>>> My Facebook page where I post online shopping coupons
and
deals:
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>>>>>>
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